Keilani Ricketts Interviewed By Gary Leland
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Gary: Thanks Keilani, for coming on to the show. I really appreciate it, and I’ve got to say I was at the World Series the whole time this summer, and I was never as impressed, and I’m honestly telling you, as I was with your performance. It was fantastic. Can you tell our audience what it was…just, I know you can’t go into – there’s a lot of emotion there, but can you kind of tell us what that was about, what it was like?
Keilani Ricketts: Oh, yeah, there’s definitely a lot of emotion going into this year’s World Series and, you know, first of all, it was my senior year, it was our last year, and second, after what happened the previous year, we had lost in the championship in a heartbreaker, and third, we, we were kind of playing for the State of Oklahoma, the tragedy that hit with the tornado in May, and, you know, it just struck our team and we just looked at softball in a different way and we were trying to use that state that we had with the World Series and just trying to bring hope to the State and trying to bring joy to the people, you know, it gives me chills just talking about it right now, but it was just really cool being able to come together, not only our team, but the University and the State of Oklahoma, just trying to bring happiness to our people, and it was fun to be able to play for them.
Gary: You know, while you were there you had a team from the tornado area that had one of the players killed there, and you had a lot of stuff there to represent the tornado and what had happened to the people of Oklahoma, and I thought that was really neat … Continue Reading